“Look closely at the ordered chaos Kingsburgh creates with her sliding, bump-and-slither paintings and you’ll see the hard geometry underneath the buttery icing.”

- R.M. Vaughan The Globe & Mail, Sat Mar 19, 2011.


Robin Kingsburgh teaches science to artists and designers at the Ontario College of Art & Design University. She has a background in science (Ph.D. in Astronomy, 1992, University College London), and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Mexico from 1993-1996. Her courses at OCAD U include Astronomy, What is Time? and the Science of Colour. She also teaches in the Division of Natural Science at York University. Her painting experience comes from studies in Toronto (University of Toronto), France (Aix-en-Provençe) the U.K. (continuing education at the Slade School, London), and Haliburton (Haliburton School for the Arts), and has paralleled her scientific development. She has curated numerous shows in the Toronto area, including Nuit Blanche Independent Projects, and artwork inspired by the ideas and methodologies of science. Kingsburgh has exhibited in Toronto in solo and group shows for the past few years. She has a studio in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, and is a member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.